Casanova

Casanova

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The real fascination of the career of Giacomo Casanova is often overlooked by those who know of him only for his sexual exploits. Great lover he was, perhaps; but he was also much more. The bastard son of Venetian actors, he rose to consort with scholars and cardinals, kings and noblemen and to write one of the raciest autobiographies of all time. Lawyer, churchman, gambler, Freemason, musician, impresario, confidence trickster - master of situations and victim of most - Casanova is one of the most colourful and versatile figures of the 18th century. This biography of the real-life Don Juan tells of his life and offers a view of the high-life in 18th century Europe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 186 x 240 x 24mm | 739.35g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0141390387
  • 9780141390383

Table of contents

Springtime in Venice; the philosopher's stone; tu oublieras aussi Henriette; the grand tour; the path to the leads; the great escape; high summer in Paris; dreams and debauchery; gambler's hazards; miracles for Mme d'Urfe; London - the cock ensnar'd; an affair of honour; autumn in Venice - the scholarly spy; winter in bohemia - old librarian.show more

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48 ratings
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4 35% (17)
3 29% (14)
2 10% (5)
1 12% (6)
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